The new Honda Insight is not like the quirky best friend in your average Thursday night sitcom. It doesn’t have the eccentricities of a Phoebe Buffay, the oddball characteristics of a Cosmo Kramer, or the brains of a Sheldon Cooper.
You won’t see the Insight change the world and become a household name, is what we’re saying. At its core, the 2021 Insight is a typical, boring family sedan that just so happens to get a combined 52 miles to the gallon*—52 mpg!—and a sticker price in the low-20s ($23,130*, to be exact).
Now, you might say to yourself, “Telling me that something is ‘boring’ seems like an unusual way to market a product, particularly a car.”
Perhaps you’re right. Perhaps we’re doing the Insight a disservice by mentioning that no other hybrid car in its price point has as many boring features that you’re guaranteed to use every day. Perhaps we shouldn’t harp on its incredible value (did we mention it gets 52 combined mpg?) or its Accord-like styling or its Honda-like reliability.
Or maybe, just maybe, all those so-called boring traits (and that 52-mpg rating) are really what make the Insight the most practical hybrid car in Miami. Cheers to being a bore!
The Insight is Proof that Boring is Sexy
“10-2” Steering Wheel Grips
Steering feel is absolutely perfect in the Insight thanks to Honda’s undersung hero, its “ten-and-two” grips. Your fingers are naturally drawn to the grip grooves (seen above). It’s so natural, in fact, that you’ll notice your hands feel naked the moment you drive a car that’s not an Insight. It’s kind of a game-changer and one of our favorite Insight features. (These same grips can be found across most Honda models, including the Civic and Accord.)
Whether you live and breathe iOS or Android, Insight’s front cubby-hole will become your phone’s BFF. It’s sized perfectly for all the newest mobile devices, including the iPhone 12, Samsung Galaxy A51 and Google Pixel 4, and because it’s recessed into the center console, your phone’s not at risk of sliding around and dropping under the seat.
Adjustable Center Storage
Honda Insight’s magical bag of tricks goes even deeper than the front cubby. In its center storage console, there is a sliding and removable duo of cup holders that sits several inches within the compartment. The elbow rest also slides front and back to allow for a customized level of personal driving comfort. And it’s uber-deep—deep enough for a tablet, hand sanitizer, and maybe even a small bunny.
Heated Side Mirrors with Blind Spot Detection
Every Honda Insight trim includes heated side-view mirrors, and Insight EX and Touring models come with Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor, which replaces the outgoing LaneWatch system.
Of course, every Insight comes standard with Honda Sensing, the automaker’s premier driver-assist suite. This system, along with other advanced safety features, paved the way for the 2021 Insight to earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. See? Boring has its advantages.
Blue Key Fob
The Insight may seem a bit boring to those who want pizzazz at every turn, but that doesn’t mean it’s plain-suit all the time. With Insight’s fancy blue key fob, your keychain stands out in a cubicle. It’s the paisley necktie of key fobs.
Standard Push-Button Start
Although your blue key fob looks nice, you can keep it in your pocket. That’s because all Honda Insight models come with push-button start. Just spend the calorie to push a button in, and Insight will take it from there.
Never use your navigation app because you know Miami like the back of your hand? Slide it to page two. Want quick access to your Power Flow screen in order to see your 52 MPGs in real-time? Put it in spot one. With Insight’s Display Audio touch-screen, you can drag and drop icons around until your setup is picture-perfect.
All-Electric EV Mode
When you’re taking a quick trip through town or stuck on the highway in bumper-to-bumper traffic, simply engage Insight’s EV mode to switch to all-electric driving. You’ll save gas and money, and Insight will automatically switch back to ECON when the road clears up and you need some extra oomph.
Available Rain-Sensing Wipers
Another feature you’ll grow accustomed to are Insight Touring’s standard rain-sensing windshield wipers. In between downpours and sprinkles, the Insight will automatically adjust the window-wiper speed without you having to flick levers. Once you go flick-less, you’ll never go back.
Great Passenger Comfort
The perfect feature for carpoolers in Miami is Honda Insight’s available rear center armrest. When in use, it offers a pair of cup holders and a generously sized area for two elbows. When not in use, the armrests become seatbacks for a fifth rider. Consider it the Murphy Bed of back seats.
Best of all, the Honda Insight has best-in-class passenger volume. Its 97.6-cubic-foot cabin (EX and LX trims) beats out mainstays in the segment, including the Toyota Prius (93.1 cu ft), Hyundai Ioniq (96.2 cu ft), and Toyota Corolla Hybrid (88.6 cu ft).
So, is the Insight boring? Heck yeah, it is. But boring is the perfect medicine for anyone looking at good cars for work commuting, city driving, and all things in between. (And did we mention that the Insight returns 52 miles/gallon?)
Come check out the new 2021 Insight for sale in Miami. You’ll start living green and saving green with the best value in the hybrid car segment. Visit your nearest South Florida Honda Dealers to get a quote, take a test drive, and discover what Honda Insight lease deals and sales are available near you.
55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
MSRP for LX trim, excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include a $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.